Originally Posted by OutOfTowner
I never got into cassettes. I did get into DAT (look it up). That ended in tears..
DAT was great in the studio. (I was involved in recording a number of albums in the 90's utilising DAT as the primary recording material) But other than superior audio over a traditional cassette, it had no justification for the extra cost compared to a CD.
As for mini-disc, now there's a short-lived market. I bought a copy of Pearl Jam's "Ten" on mini-disc with the full intention of buying a mini-disc player add-on to my Kenwood stack-system. I never got round to that purchase, and so never played the one mini-disc I've ever owned. Regrettably I gave it away with a pile of stuff to a charity shop.